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"The White Snake" uses pageantry and ritual to illuminate an old Chinese story about identity, harsh religion and the bonds of love. Amy Kim Waschke portrays White Snake, a magical creature who takes human form in an ancient Chinese fable adapted by Mary Zimmerman, now at the Guthrie.
5 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of movie mayhem. While no film was touted as an Oscar lock, there was plenty of satisfying cinema on offer.
9 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal
In an era where watching movies is as easy as logging onto the Internet or making a selection from a supermarket display, small communities across Kansas are reviving old theaters to give residents a place to socialize while taking in the latest flick. Community-owned theaters have popped up Larned, Tribune, Marysville, St. Francis and many other rural towns, filling a void created over the past several decades as many of the theaters fell victim to multiplex theaters were built in surrounding communities.
13 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com
ANNAPURNA by award-winning playwright Sharr White , is a funny and surprising exploration of love and loss. After twenty years apart, Emma tracks down her ex-husband, cowboy poet Ulysses to a trailer park in the wilds of Colorado.
There's one generation left that remembers theater row four chunky blocks of old Washington Avenue that witnessed the rise, and pornographic fall, of seven movie theaters in the 20th century: the Academy of Music, the Paramount, the Olympic, the James, the Palace, the Rialto and the Warwick. Once a rising middle class' destination for an opulent night out, the area along Washington Avenue is currently mapped with parking lots, ship yard housing and a Subway restaurant.
"A Little Chaos," may be a film about the building of the gardens of Versailles set in 1682, but director Alan Rickman wants audiences to know that he does not view it as a period piece. Rather, the movie - which will have its world premiere as the closing gala of the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday - is about the character of Sabine De Barra, a woman trying to navigate a man's world as she comes to grips with her own personal losses.
Hollywood's annual awards season may be months away yet, but for many the race for Oscars gold has already started, with strong contenders emerging from key film festivals this month. While it is too early to talk of frontrunners -- unlike last year when "12 Years a Slave" established itself early in awards season -- several movies and actors are already generating buzz in Tinseltown.
On Friday night the cast and crew of SyFy's new zombie apocalypse show, 'Z Nation', had a party and special screening at the Garland Theater. The public was also invited to attend to watch the first episode on the big movie theater screen.
Producer Harvey Weinstein was criticized for trying to recut Korean sci-fi masterpiece "Snowpiercer," and he was accused of burying the film in retribution when director Boon Jong-ho refused to make changes. Shifting too quickly to VOD risks undermining box office sales and can antagonize theater owners, which is why distributors have traditionally waited as long as several months.
September 12, 2014 - Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce auditions for this November's Literature Live! production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, directed by Joe Minutillo. All rehearsals and performances will be held at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY.
The interview was supposed to start, but pianist Seymour Bernstein was not quite ready. He held up his iPad to take one more picture of actor-director Ethan Hawke before he was satisfied.
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday through Oct. 12. Since Sheldon Epps took the helm as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse in 1997, the venue has slowly began taking more chances with its offerings. Today, the theater appeals to a wider audience with seasons that are a blend of topical productions and classics, many with a unique twist.
Among the 300-plus films premiering at the annual movie feast - the north star to much of Hollywood's fall season and the continent's largest film fest - there were, of course, many terrific movies and a theater's worth of fine filmmakers. But nothing captured the spotlight of this year's Toronto, which wraps up on Sunday, like the performances.
It's pure Sleight of Hand close-up magic mixed with a game of Strip Poker in a new Vegas show called The Naked Magicians. The intimate close-up magic show features world-class sleight of hand and manipulation artists Chris James from NBC's "Dracula" and two Royal Performances for the Queen of England, Jason Baney from "World's Greatest Magic" and "Viva Las Vegas"; and Andrew Gold enhersh, two-time winner of Magic Castle Parlour Magician of the Year.
Producers said Thursday that the "Mad Men" star will play the lead in the portrait of a woman who takes a 20-year journey beginning in the late 1960s and changes her attitudes about herself, men and other women. The play will also star Emmy Award-nominee Jason Biggs of "Orange Is The New Black" and "American Pie" fame, Tony Award-nominee Bryce Pinkham from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and will feature Tracee Chimo, late of the play "Bad Jews."
It takes nine - yes, nine - tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. No wonder its choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, calls the production "my big girl."
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:59 pm
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